BIG NEWS! BAAQMD voted to reduce air pollution and protect community health in the Bay Area!

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Board of Directors voted on July 21 to further reduce particulate matter emissions from petroleum refineries with a yes vote for Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units. The rule is now the most health-protective and stringent regulation of its kind in the ...

BIG NEWS! BAAQMD voted to reduce air pollution and protect community health in the Bay Area!2021-07-22T12:54:01-07:00

SUPPORTED SB 582 the Climate Emergency Mitigation, Climate Safe Restoration, and Just Resilience Act of 2021

SUPPORTED SB 582 the Climate Emergency Mitigation, Climate Safe Restoration, and Just Resilience Act of 2021: Signed the Climate Center’s organizational sign on letter in support of SB 582, a bill which strengthens state climate policy by increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets from 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 to a higher threshold for ...

SUPPORTED SB 582 the Climate Emergency Mitigation, Climate Safe Restoration, and Just Resilience Act of 20212021-05-13T15:18:56-07:00

UPDATE: SB 467 Ban Fracking and Other Destructive Oil Extraction Methods and to Require Distance Between Oil Extraction and Homes and Schools

UPDATE May 13, 2021: SF Bay PSR SUPPORTED SB 467: This bill would have banned fracking and created set backs from oil wells to protect communities nearby. But it did not advance through the committee process. We are grateful to VISION-CA for their community-led leadership on this bill and remain committed to passing legislation that ...

UPDATE: SB 467 Ban Fracking and Other Destructive Oil Extraction Methods and to Require Distance Between Oil Extraction and Homes and Schools2021-05-13T15:20:14-07:00

SUPPORT: “NO FIRST USE” Nuclear Policy Adoption

PSR Supports “NO FIRST USE” Physicians for Social Responsibility salutes Senator Warren and Representative Smith for their leadership on this issue. Statement by Jeff Carter, PSR National Executive Director: “On April 15, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Adam Smith reintroduced a simple, but profoundly important piece of legislation that, if passed, would make the world ...

SUPPORT: “NO FIRST USE” Nuclear Policy Adoption2021-05-13T15:14:25-07:00

SUPPORTED: Win Without War and Public Citizen letter

SUPPORTED: Win Without War and Public Citizen letter In opposition to Biden Administration’s proposed increases to the Pentagon budget, PSR signed on to Public Citizen's letter, and the letter received coverage in Politico: Fresh Appeal to Cut the Pentagon Budget. April 2021

SUPPORTED: Win Without War and Public Citizen letter2021-05-13T15:16:00-07:00

SUPPORT: Various policy proposals to Cut Pentagon Spending

Cut Pentagon Spending In March, Representatives Barbara Lee, Marc Pocan, and Jacob Auchincloss sent a letter from Congress to President Biden, urging that his first budget request to Congress include a REDUCED Pentagon budget. The letter states that “Hundreds of billions of dollars now directed to the military would have greater return if invested in ...

SUPPORT: Various policy proposals to Cut Pentagon Spending2021-05-13T15:17:04-07:00

SUPPORT: Investing in Cures Before Missiles Act (ICBM) (Senate: S.982. House: H.R.2227)

Investing in Cures Before Missiles Act (ICBM) (Senate: S.982. House: H.R.2227) Representative Ro Khanna and Senator Ed Markey are working together to introduce this new ICBM Act, which aligns with our Back from the Brink campaign’s call to “cancel enhanced nuclear weapons.” The legislation would essentially redirect funds from destabilizing new weapons systems (such as ...

SUPPORT: Investing in Cures Before Missiles Act (ICBM) (Senate: S.982. House: H.R.2227)2021-05-13T15:17:42-07:00

SIGNED: Budget proposal authored by California Can’t Wait Coalition to build public health equity infrastructure

SIGNED: Budget proposal authored by California Can’t Wait Coalition which would dedicate $200 million annually to local public health departments to begin rebuilding workforce and infrastructure before the next public health crisis and make strides toward health equity.

SIGNED: Budget proposal authored by California Can’t Wait Coalition to build public health equity infrastructure2021-05-13T15:06:47-07:00

SUPPORTED AB 1200: Sponsored by Assemblymember Ting, the bill would prohibit PFAS toxic chemicals in paper-based food packaging

SUPPORTED AB 1200: Sponsored by Assemblymember Ting, the bill would prohibit PFAS toxic chemicals in paper-based food packaging, require disclosure of toxic chemicals in cookware, and stop manufacturers of cookware from making misleading marketing claims.

SUPPORTED AB 1200: Sponsored by Assemblymember Ting, the bill would prohibit PFAS toxic chemicals in paper-based food packaging2021-05-13T15:05:30-07:00
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